A lot of people on social media have been bashing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because it's blowing up their news feed and wasting water. The challenge aims to spread awareness while marketing the ALS Association- BOOM, genius. How people can have a problem with that really perturbs me. I fully support the challenge and am glad to see everyone participating, young and old.
If the challenge is annoying you then maybe you should:
A) Not watch them
B) Get a life and spend less time on your newsfeed
C) Reevaluate your own personal happiness
D) Educate yourself on how people who are actually affected by ALS feel about the challenge (I've already helped you out by posting a video right here, you're welcome.) ---->
As for the wasting water complaints... get real people. If you're that concerned about water conservation then you would be on some type of committee rallying against car washes, sprinklers, bottled water, swimming pools, long showers, water balloons, baptisms, household animals, etc.
If you are also really concerned about other countries not having fresh water then why don't you do something about it? Instead of suddenly becoming an advocate for saving water via Facebook status or posting a meme visit: http://thewaterproject.org to really make a difference.
I would also like to point out the Water Project participated in the bucket challenge with full support of ALS. --->
Don't just do the challenge to dump water on your head and nominate three people. You should actually take the time to research what you're spreading awareness for. I've seen too many videos that don't even mention ALS or that people should donate- celebrities and average joes included. Let's not forget the reasons behind this challenge going viral.
Lastly, you don't need to be nominated to donate.
Since I was nominated twice for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge I decided to do one big dumping to satisfy my friends. I tried to make my video as creative and educational as possible. I hope you enjoy and learn something about ALS. To donate visit: alsa.org/donate/
Viewer tip: Make sure to click the HD icon to watch video clearly!
This was one of the most satisfying emails I have received. Every donation makes a difference, no matter the amount.
Here is my adorable nieces' ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! So awesome to see little ones get involved!